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Casey Anthony Pleads the Fifth…

October 12, 2011

Disguised in sunglasses and a Philadelphia Phillies baseball hat, Casey Anthony was deposed over the weekend for a civil lawsuit that accuses of her ruining the reputation of Zenaida Gonzalez.

During the deposition, Anthony invoked her 5th-Amendment right.

From ABC News:

Casey Anthony invoked the Fifth Amendment in video deposition this morning from an undisclosed remote location in Florida, according to her civil attorney Charles Greene.

The deposition is for the defamation case brought against her by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, the woman who shared a name with the fictional nanny Anthony claimed abducted her daughter, Caylee.

Anthony wore in large sunglasses and a Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap during the video conferencing, according to The Associated Press.


Debate: Roy Halladay or Tim Lincecum?

October 8, 2010

The New York Times has a great look at this question as it relates to who’s dominant performance was actually better and more important.

The way I look at it, of course Roy Halladay’s no-hitter was more impressive than Tim Lincecum’s 2 hitter. But, the Phillies won by a larger margin, seem to have the better chance of winning their series (even though the Giants have home field advantage) and then there’s Lincecum’s 14 strikeouts.

A lot to weigh, but I’d love to hear your thoughts. Which pitching performance was more impressive to you?

From the New York Times:

Neither Halladay nor Lincecum gave up a home run, so they were even on that score. But their strikeout totals were markedly different: Halladay punched out “only” 8 batters to Lincecum’s 14. By my calculation, with normal luck, a pitcher with Halladay’s eight strikeouts, one walk, and zero home runs allowed in 28 batters faced would give up an average of 1.55 earned runs per nine innings, while one with Lincecum’s 14 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 0 home runs allowed in 30 batters faced would surrender just 0.37.

This approach tells you who pitched better. Whose pitching was more valuable is an entirely different question — and the answer is even more favorable to Lincecum.

The Phillies didn’t need Roy Halladay to throw a no-hitter, or even a shutout. Since they scored four runs, they would have triumphed even if Halladay had allowed three. Lincecum’s shutout, by contrast, won the Giants a 1-0 nailbiter — with anything less than Tim Lincecum at his best on the mound, they would have gone into extra innings or lost outright.

Roy Halladay Tosses No Hitter in Postseason Debut

October 6, 2010

What a postseason debut for Roy Halladay!

Absolutely amazing! Doc Halladay tossed a no hitter this afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds. Did I mention that he only had one walk? It was a two-out walk to Jay Bruce in the fifth inning.

Wow! Just one walk shy of joining Don Larsen as the second player to throw a postseason perfect game.

104 pitches total. 79 strikes! Total domination of the Cincinnati Reds!

Philadelphia Phillies Fan Gets Tasered on Field (With Video)

May 5, 2010

Seventeen year old Steve Consalvi was Tasered by Philadelphia Phillies security after running on the field during the 8th inning of a Phillies home game this past Monday night.

Now, I’m not going to condone what the kid did as being right, you are warned not to run on the field when you enter the ballpark. But, as a fan, I think that security probably went a little far this time.

Check out the videos below and let me know your thoughts.

Ballgame Over! Yankees Lose! TTTHHHEEE Yankees Lose!

November 2, 2009

Sorry…just had to do it 🙂

Chase Utley hit two home runs to tie Reggie Jackson as the all time World Series leader with five and Cliff Lee won again as Philadelphia Phillies lived to play another day with an 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 5.

From the Associated Press:

The Phillies hung on to close their deficit to 3-2. The Yankees scored three times in the eighth inning and put two runners on in the ninth before Derek Jeter grounded into a double play.

Utley hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the first off A.J. Burnett and added a solo shot in the seventh. Utley joined Reggie Jackson as the only players to hit five home runs in a single World Series.

Game 6 is Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, with Andy Pettitte pitching for New York against Pedro Martinez.

Yankees Move One Game Away From World Series Title

November 2, 2009

It looks like Alex Rodriguez is finally going to get his elusive World Series ring as the New York Yankees moved one win away from the championship with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies last night.

The Phillies looked to have all the momentum in their favor going into the 9th inning when Johnny Damon got on base, and pulled off a perfect double steal of 2nd and 3rd base when no one was covering the 3rd base bag. The rest is history as the Yankees piled on 3 runs to take the lead and Mariano Rivera came on to close it out, giving the Yankees a commanding 3-1 series lead.

From the New York Daily News:

Tell the truth, what are you going to remember most from this 7-4 victory over the Phillies that pushes the Yankees to the doorstep of a championship?

You can make a case for A-Rod’s clutch hit, but how many times do you see a guy steal second and third on one play?

Yes, Damon’s daring steal of second and third, after a memorable nine-pitch at-bat against Brad Lidge in the ninth inning, was as unique as it was brilliant. The bottom line was the Phillies went to sleep on the play, forgetting that third base was wide open because of the shift they had on Mark Teixeira, but it was Damon who saw the potential for how it could change the game dramatically.

Mainly he was thinking of how much pressure it would put on Lidge.

“I felt like being on third base, it possibly takes away his slider – that tough slider in the dirt,” Damon said. “Alex got two fastballs so it did work out for us.”

World Series Kicks Off Tonight at Yankee Stadium

October 28, 2009

Now, this is a series I think will be fun to watch.

You have A-rod in his first World Series.

You have two power hitting teams (who also have great pitching staffs).

You have David vs. Goliath (but the David is the defending World Champions???)

CC Sabathia, Cliff Lee, Pedro Martinez, Cole Hamels, Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley…What’s not to love?

I’m taking the Phillies in 7. What do you think?